Tue . 19 Jun 2019

Discontinued and Intermittent National Film Awards

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The National Film Awards are presented every year by Directorate of Film Festivals, the organization set up by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, India, to felicitate the best of Indian Cinema for the year Throughout the year various awards have been discontinued and given intermittently Following is the list of Discontinued and Intermittent National Film Awards The awards, instituted 1953, on the 40th anniversary of Indian Cinema, are given for feature films, non-feature films and best writing on cinema, and were once officially known as the State Awards for Films In addition to the regular National Film Awards, several discontinued and Intermittent National Film Awards have been presented throughout the years

Contents

  • 1 Discontinued National Film Awards
    • 11 Feature Films
      • 111 All India Certificate of Merit
      • 112 Second Best Feature Film
      • 113 Third Best Feature Film
      • 114 Best Story
      • 115 Best Film Based On High Literary Work
    • 12 Non-Feature Films
      • 121 Best Experimental Film
      • 122 Best Filmstrip
      • 123 Best Industrial Film
      • 124 Best News Review
      • 125 Best Newsreel Cameraman
  • 2 Intermittent National Film Awards
    • 21 Feature Films
      • 211 Best Feature Film in VIIIth Schedule Languages
        • 2111 Best Feature Film in Bodo
        • 2112 Best Feature Film in Dogri
        • 2113 Best Feature Film in Gujarati
        • 2114 Best Feature Film in Kashmiri
        • 2115 Best Feature Film in Konkani
        • 2116 Best Feature Film in Maithili
        • 2117 Best Feature Film in Manipuri
        • 2118 Best Feature Film in Punjabi
        • 2119 Best Feature Film in Sanskrit
        • 21110 Best Feature Film in Urdu
      • 212 Best Feature Film in non-VIIIth Schedule Languages
        • 2121 Best Feature Film in Bhojpuri
        • 2122 Best Feature Film in Haryanvi
        • 2123 Best Feature Film in Khasi
        • 2124 Best Feature Film in Kodava
        • 2125 Best Feature Film in Kokborok
        • 2126 Best Feature Film in Mishing
        • 2127 Best Feature Film in Mizo
        • 2128 Best Feature Film in Monpa
        • 2129 Best Feature Film in Rabha
        • 21210 Best Feature Film in Sherdukpen
        • 21211 Best Feature Film in Tulu
        • 21212 Best Feature Film in Wancho
    • 22 Best Writing on Cinema
      • 221 Special Jury Award / Special Mention Book on Cinema
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links

Discontinued National Film Awards

Following were the National Film Awards discontinued over the years:

Feature Films

Following are the discontinued National Film Awards from feature films category:

All India Certificate of Merit

The All India Certificate of Merit was one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India It was instituted in 1954 and awarded at 1st National Film Awards and was lastly awarded in 1957 at 4th National Film Awards It was given along with National Film Award for Best Feature Film and two films per year were awarded with this award

List of films, showing the year award ceremony, languages, producers and directors
Year Films Languages Producers Directors Refs
1953
1st
Do Bigha Zamin Hindi Bimal Roy Bimal Roy
1953
1st
Bhagavan Sri Krishna Chaitanya Bengali Debaki Bose Debaki Bose
1954
2nd
Neelakuyil Malayalam Chandrathara Productions P Bhaskaran and Ramu Kariat
1954
2nd
Biraj Bahu Hindi Hiten Chaudhary Productions Bimal Roy
1955
3rd
Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje Hindi Rajkamal Kalamandir V Shantaram
1955
3rd
Shirdi Che Sai Baba Marathi Nandadeep Chitra Kumarsen Samarth
1956
4th
Bandhan Hindi Sircar Productions Hem Chunder
1956
4th
Tenali Ramakrishna Telugu Vikram Productions B S Ranga
1957
5th
Mother India Hindi Mehboob Productions Mehboob Khan

Second Best Feature Film

Main article: National Film Award for Second Best Feature Film

The award for National Film Award for Second Best Feature Film was instituted in 1957, at the 5th National Film Awards It was awarded annually to a film produced in India that year, in any Indian language It was last awarded in 1992, at the 40th National Film Awards

Third Best Feature Film

The National Film Award for Third Best Feature Film was one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India It was instituted in 1958 and awarded at 6th National Film Awards and lastly awarded in 1965 at 13th National Film Awards and discontinued after that

List of films, showing the year award ceremony, languages, producers and directors
Year Films Languages Producers Directors Refs
1958
6th
School Master Kannada B R Panthulu B R Panthulu
1959
7th
Sujata Hindi Bimal Roy Bimal Roy
1960
8th
Deivapiravi Tamil Kamal Brothers Pvt Ltd R Krishnan and S Panju
1961
9th
Prapanch Marathi Indian National Pictures Madhukar Pathak
1962
10th
Sautela Bhai Hindi Alok Bharati Mahesh Kaul
1963
11th
Mahanagar Bengali R D Bansal Satyajit Ray
1964
12th
Unnaipol Oruvan Tamil Aasiya Jyothi films D Jayakanthan
1965
13th
Chhoti Chhoti Baten Hindi Rajvanshi Productions Motilal Rajvansh

Best Story

The National Film Award for Best Story was one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India It was instituted in 1962 and awarded at 10th National Film Awards and lastly awarded in 1975 at 23rd National Film Awards and discontinued after that

In the first year, for the 10th National Film Awards, award winners were awarded only with Certificate of Merit Later on, all the award winners were awarded with Silver Lotus and cash prize of ₹ 10,000/-

List of award recipients, showing the year award ceremony, films and languages
Year Recipients Films Languages Refs
1962
10th
Not Available Four Centuries Ago English
1964
12th
Balai Chand Mukhopadhyay Aarohi Bengali
1965
13th
Motilal Chhoti Chhoti Baatein Hindi
1965
13th
  B K Dutt
  Din Dayal Sharma
Shaheed Hindi
1973
21st
  Ismat Chughtai
  Kaifi Azmi
Garm Hava Hindi
1974
22nd
Ritwik Ghatak Jukti Takko Aar Gappo Bengali
1975
23rd
K Shivaram Karanth Chomana Dudi Kannada

Best Film Based On High Literary Work

The National Film Award for Best Film Based On High Literary Work was one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India It was instituted in 1966 and awarded only at 14th National Film Awards

List of films, showing the year award ceremony, languages, producers and directors
Year Films Languages Producers Directors Refs
1966
14th
Chutti Bengali Arundhati Devi Arundhati Devi

Non-Feature Films

Following are the discontinued National Film Awards from non-feature films category:

Best Experimental Film

The National Film Award for Best Experimental Film was one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India It was instituted in 1966 and awarded at 14th National Film Awards and lastly awarded in 1983 at 31st National Film Awards and discontinued after that

List of films, showing the year award ceremony, languages, producers, directors and citation
Year Films Languages Producers Directors Citation Refs
1966
14th
Homosaps English  –  –  –
1967
15th
Through The Eyes of a Painter English J S Bhownagary for Films Division M F Husain as a Creator  –
1968
16th
And I Make Short Films English K L Khandpur for Films Division S N S Sastry  –
1969
17th
No Award
1970
18th
No Award
1971
19th
No Award
1972
20th
No Award
1973
21st
Homi Bhabha — A Scientist in Action English Jagat Murari Viswanathan K  –
1974
22nd
No Award
1975
23rd
Awashesh Hindi FTII K G Girish  –
1976
24th
Murder at Monkey Hill Hindi FTII Vidhu Vinod Chopra  –
1977
25th
Samadhi Music only FTII John Sankaramangalam   For achieving a mellifluous blending of the spirit and philosophy of Yoga, with a wealth of detail of practical exercises in an atmosphere of calm contemplation, ennobling music and recitations from the sacred texts
1978
26th
No Award
1979
27th
Child On a Chess Board English  –  –  –
1980
28th
Arrival English Films Division Mani Kaul   For searing imagery and outstanding soundtrack
1981
29th
No Award
1982
30th
Chakkar Chandu Ka Chameliwala Hindi FTII N C Thade   For being a romantically mysterious film which successfully dispenses with the normal time-space framework and chronological sequence
1983
31st
The Clown and The Dog English FTII Sunny Joseph   For its attempt to unfold the intellectual yearnings of youth for freedom if thought and action, interpreted in a brilliantly photographed stylised form

Best Filmstrip

The National Film Award for Best Filmstrip was one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India It was instituted in 1963 and awarded only at 11th National Film Awards

List of films, showing the year award ceremony, languages, producers and directors
Year Films Languages Producers Directors Refs
1963
11th
Historical Monuments of Delhi Hindi G K Athalye G K Athalye

Best Industrial Film

The National Film Award for Best Industrial Film was one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India It was instituted in 1984 and awarded at 32nd National Film Awards and lastly awarded in 1988 at 36th National Film Awards and discontinued after that

List of films, showing the year award ceremony, languages, producers, directors and citation
Year Films Languages Producers Directors Citation Refs
1984
32nd
Krishi Jantrapati Hindi Ghanashyam Mahapatra Ghanashyam Mahapatra  –
1985
33rd
Safety Measures in Handling Agriculture Machinery English D Gautaman Gurbir Singh Grewal   For its clear instructional value
1986
34th
The Story of Glass English S Kumar Buddhadeb Dasgupta   For its comprehensive and engaging treatment of glass-making in our country
1987
35th
Golden Muga Silk - The Cultural Heritage of Assam English Director NE, Central Silk Board, Assam Siba Prasad Thakur   For its exhaustive and well researched analysis of Assam's traditional sericulture industry and factors that have contributed to its survival and growth
1987
35th
Looking Back English Drishtikon Productions for Films Division Prakash Jha   For depicting the highly technical area of the contemporary industrial scene with sophistication and style
1988
36th
The Duo English Sanat Kumar Dasgupta Sanat Kumar Dasgupta   For capturing with economy and precision the mass production of ceramic and glassware in exquisite photographic detail

Best News Review

The National Film Award for Best News Review was one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India It was instituted in 1975 and awarded at 23rd National Film Awards and lastly awarded in 1988 at 36th National Film Awards and discontinued after that

List of films, showing the year, languages, producers, directors and citation
Year Films Languages Producers Directors Citation Refs
1975
23rd
Indian News Review No 1399  – N V K Murthy  –  –
1976
24th
Indian News Review No 1559  –  –  –  –
1977
25th
Unprecedented Havoc
Indian News Review No 1520
English Films Division  –   For a vivid, visual documentation of the havoc wrought by the cyclonic storm which hit the coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh on November 19, 1977
1978
26th
Uttar Pradesh Samachar 24 Hindi Director of Information and Public Relations, UP  –   For its genuine effort to make disturbing human document out of the chaos of a frequent natural calamity
1979
27th
Indian News Review No 1592 English  –  –  –
1980
28th
Day of the Dark Sun
News Magazine 3
 – Films Division  –   For capturing the high drama of an historic event — the total solar eclipse
1981
29th
News Magazine 12  – Vijay B Chandra for Films Division  –   For its overall technical competence
1982
30th
Asiad 82 - News 1  – N S Thapa for Films Division  –   For an evocative and stirring record of one of the most colorful events of our time
1983
31st
Shelter English FTII  –   For its brave and sympathetic visual coverage and journalistic report of a controversial issue affecting the lives of the pavement dwellers of Bombay
1984
32nd
The Rickshaw Drivers of Madhya Pradesh English Madhya Pradesh Media Naren Kondra  –
1985
33rd
Taranath Shenoy
News Magazine 59
English   P B Pendharkar
  Pritam S Arshi
  M S Gangadhar
  Ashok Patil
  For an in-depth coverage of the strong determination of Taranath Shenoy, the handicapped swimmer, who crossed the English channel
1986
34th
The Pope Meets India
News Magazine 70
English   P B Pendharkar
  P S Arshi for Films Division
Camera Team for Films Division   For the excellently co-ordinated team work in making the coverage of the Pope's visit to India more than mere news
1987
35th
Colours of Life
News Magazine 100
English Pritam S Arshi for Films Division   Mahesh P Sinha
  Sant Lal Prasad Cameraman
  For bringing out the message that the disabled can also live and work like others through narration of the successful human story of a handicapped artist Jayantilal Shihora, who paints holding brush in his mouth
1988
36th
More Than a Success Story
News Magazine 129
English Biren Das for Films Division K B Nair   For going beyond the limitations of the news film format to tell the inspiring and moving stories of those who triumphed over their socic-economic circumstances and physical diabilities

Best Newsreel Cameraman

The National Film Award for Best Newsreel Cameraman was one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India It was instituted in 1975 and awarded at 23rd National Film Awards and lastly awarded in 1983 at 31st National Film Awards and discontinued after that

List of films, showing the year award ceremony, languages, producers and citation
Year Films Languages Producers Citation Refs
1975
23rd
Flood Havocs
Indian News Review No 1399
English   A S Agnihotri
  Abinashi Ram
  A R Saroef
 –
1976
24th
Indian News Review No 1462 English  –  –
1977
25th
Indian News Review No 1508 English C L Kaul   For the breathtaking sweep of his camerawork portraying the faith and emotions of the pilgrims on the hazardous route to the Amarnath Cave, culminating in the final Darshan
1978
26th
Dawn Over Gurais
Indian News Review No 1568
English C L Kaul   For the lyrical realism of the camera with its perfectly matched tone and texture
1979
27th
Mission To China INR NO - 1585  –  –  –
1980
28th
Tragedy of Gendi
Indian News Review No 1657
English   Mahesh Pratap Sinha
  Rajgopal Rao
  For displaying a keen news sense
1981
29th
No Award
1982
30th
No Award
1983
31st
Tragedy of Gendi
Indian News Review No 1799
English   C Ramani
  Uday Shankar
  S L Prasad
  For their well planned team work in Indian News Review No 1799 covering the scientific, technical, ceremonious and human aspects of a great event of national importance recording sensitive emotions of expectation and fulfilment during the launching of SLV-3

Intermittent National Film Awards

Following are the National Film Awards given intermittently over the years:

Feature Films

Best Feature Film in VIIIth Schedule Languages

Best Feature Film in Bodo

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Bodo is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India Till now, it is only awarded twice: once at 33rd National Film Awards in 1985, and lately at 63rd National Film Awards in 2015 Per Constitution of India, Bodo language is among the languages other than those specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution

List of films, showing the year award ceremony, producers, directors and citation
Year Films Producers Directors Citation Refs
1985
33rd
Alayaron Bodosa Film Productions Jwndgas Bodosa   For pioneering a film in the language which faithfully brings out the socio-economic life of Bodo community
2015
63rd
Dau Huduni Methai Shankarlal Goenka Manju Borah   An honest attempt to document the dilemma of the common man, helplessly victimised during the times of insurgency in the north east
Best Feature Film in Dogri

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Dogri is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India for Dogri cinema Till now, it is only awarded at 59th National Film Awards in 2011 Per Constitution of India, Dogri language is among the languages specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution

List of films, showing the year award ceremony, producers, directors and citation
Year Films Producers Directors Citation Refs
2011
59th
Dille Ch Vasya Koi Sanjeev Rattan Sanjeev Rattan   For a very simple yet innocent portrayal of the emotional dilemmas of young people growing up in the idyllic landscape of Himachal Pradesh The director brings us a love story untouched by the vicissitudes of Bollywood formulas to touch upon some core human values and relationships
Best Feature Film in Gujarati

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Gujarati is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India It was instituted in 1960 and awarded at 8th National Film Awards and lately awarded at 60th National Film Awards in 2012 and 64th National Film Awards in 2016 Per Constitution of India, Gujarati language is among the languages specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution

List of films, showing the year award ceremony, producers, directors and citation
Year Films Producers Directors Citation Refs
1960
8th
Mendi Rang Lagyo Bipin Gajjar Manhar Raskapur  –
1961
9th
Nandanvan Shrikumar V Gaglani Ganpatrao Brahmbhatt  –
1963
11th
Jevi Chhun Tevi Bholanath D Trivedi Gajanan Mehta  –
1965
13th
Kasumbi No Rang Manoobhai N Gadhvi G K Mehta  –
1969
17th
Kanku Kantilal Rathod Kantilal Rathod  –
1972
20th
Gun Sundari No Ghar Sansar Ramesh H Saraiya, Jayant Malaviya and Chandulal Gnadhi Govind Saraiya  –
1989
37th
Percy NFDC Pervez Merwanji   For its searing exploration of the neuroses and the claustrophobic embrace of an ingrown familial culture
1993
41st
Manvi Ni Bhavai Aashish Trivedi and Upendra Trivedi Upendra Trivedi   For depicting the drought-torn lives of villagers through the eyes of the protagonist
2012
60th
The Good Road NFDC Gyan Correa   This film effectively captures the flavor of the never-ending and undulating highways of the other India and its hidden facets
2016
64th
Wrong Side Raju CineMan Productions
Phantom Films
Mikhil Musale For highlighting the ethos of moral dilemma
Best Feature Film in Kashmiri

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kashmiri is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India Till now, it is only awarded at 12th National Film Awards in 1964 Per Constitution of India, Kashmiri language is among the languages specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution

List of films, showing the year award ceremony, producers and directors
Year Films Producers Directors Refs
1964
12th
Mainz-Raat M R Seth Shyam and Jagiram Paul
Best Feature Film in Konkani

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Konkani is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India Konkani is among the languages specified in Schedule VIII of the Constitution of India There was no separate category for Konkani at the 13th Awards, and Nirmon was awarded under the Marathi category

List of films, showing the year award ceremony, producers, directors and citation
Year Films Producers Directors Citation Refs
1965
13th
Nirmon Frank Fernand A Salam
2004
52nd
Aleesha Rajendra Talak Creations Rajendra Talak   For its concern about pollution and protection at the same time exposing corruption
2006
54th
Antarnad Rajendra Talak Creations Rajendra Talak   For a sensitive portrayal of an artist and her conflicting relationship with her daughter
2009
57th
Paltadacho Munis NFDC Laxmikant Shetgaonkar   For the simplicity and humanism of dealing with a person the world calls insane
2013
61st
Baga Beach Sharvani Productions Laxmikant Shetgaonkar   Based on a true story, an honest and simple revelation of darkly-held secrets on the beaches of Goa
2014
62nd
Nachom-ia Kumpasar Goa Folklore Productions Bardroy Barretto   For its nostalgic recovery of distinctive musical legacy, as told through the rollercoaster lives of its practitioners, that has remained unsung despite its influence upon Bombay cinema
2015
63rd
Enemy AD Prasad Dinesh Bhonsle   A powerful film about a soldier's plight, caught up in the legal entanglement trying to safeguard his property
2016
64th
K Sera Sera - Ghodpachen Ghoddtelem de Goan Studio Rajeev Shinde   Two different stories which simultaneously bring out the inevitability of life
Best Feature Film in Maithili

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Maithili is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India for Maithili cinema Till now, it is only awarded at 63rd National Film Awards in 2015 Per Constitution of India, Sanskrit language is among the languages specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution

List of films, showing the year award ceremony, producers, directors and citation
Year Films Producers Directors Citation Refs
2015
63rd
Mithila Makhaan Neetu Chandra
Samir Kumar
Nitin Chandra   A back-to-the-roots story told with great sincerity, about a courageous youthful rescue effort, happening in Bihar
Best Feature Film in Manipuri

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Manipuri is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India It was instituted in 1972 and awarded at 20th National Film Awards and lately awarded at 63rd National Film Awards in 2015 Per Constitution of India, Meitei language is among the languages specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution

List of films, showing the year award ceremony, producers, directors and citation
Year Films Producers Directors Citation Refs
1972
20th
Matamgi Manipur Karam Manmohan Singh Deb Kumar Bose  –
1981
29th
Imagi Ningthem K Ibohal Sharma Aribam Syam Sharma   For its charm, simplicity and freshness of approach
1984
31st
Sanakeithel Th Doren M A Singh   For the sympathetic portrayal of a human relationship in the context of a social tragedy
1991
38th
Ishanou Aribam Syam Sharma Aribam Syam Sharma   For effectively portraying the tragedy behind the institution of Maibi which unfortunately shatters a family
1993
41st
Sambal Wangma Sobita Devi K Ibohal   For correlating the integration of Man with Nature for the development of the human personality
1994
42nd
Mayophy Gee Macha Thouyangba and Thoungamba Oken Amakcham   For a simple story of a rural life in Manipuri handled with a deft mastery over the medium
1995
43rd
Sanabi NFDC Aribam Syam Sharma   For its apt and poetic handling of the conflict between the traditional and modern values, knitted around a pony symbolically
2000
48th
Chatledo Eidee Makhonmani Mongsaba Makhonmani Mongsaba   For narrating a complex love story in a simple manner and reflects the flavour of the land beautifully
2011
59th
Phijigee Mani Takhelchangbam Ongbi Medha Sharmi Oinam Gautam Singh   For a sensitive depiction of the complex displacements that are occurring today in the North Eastern states The director shows in the most graceful manner the consequences of displaced socio-political priorities which dislodge the young and disturb traditional family moorings and the even more ancient tribal societal systems
2012
60th
Leipaklei Aribam Syam Sharma Aribam Syam Sharma   A simple story told in a straight-forward simple narrative highlighting social reality
2015
63rd
Eibusu Yaohanbiyu Yunman Hitalar Neta Singh Maipaksana Haorongbam   A moving film about the victory of a differently-abled boy’s attempt to join a football team
Best Feature Film in Punjabi

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Punjabi is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India It was instituted in 1962 and awarded at 10th National Film Awards and lately awarded at 60th National Film Awards in 2012 Per Constitution of India, Punjabi language is among the languages specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution

List of films, showing the year award ceremony, producers, directors and citation
Year Films Producers Directors Citation Refs
1962
10th
Chaudhari Karnail Singh Krishnan Kumar Krishnan Kumar  –
1964
12th
Jagga K B Chadha Jugal Kishore  –
1964
12th
Sassi Punnu M/s Filmistan Pvt Ltd S P Bakshi  –
1967
15th
Sutlej De Kande P P Maheshwary P P Maheshwary  –
1969
17th
Nanak Nam Jahaz Hai Pannalal Maheshwary Ram Maheshwary  –
1980
28th
Chann Pardesi Swarn Sedha, Baldev Gill And J S Cheema Chitrartha Singh   For presenting a story of human passion in cinematic terms, representing a departure from the usual trends prevalent in Punjabi cinema
1989
37th
Marhi Da Deeva NFDC Surinder Singh   For its depiction of the pain and tragedy involved in the transformation of feaudalism into capitalism, which entails destruction and degradation of normal human relationships like friendship and love
1993
41st
Kachehri Vijay Tandon Ravindra Peepat   For highlighting the vulnerability of the judicial system, in which sometimes justification prevails over justice
1997
45th
Main Maa Punjab Dee Devender Walia Balwant Dullat   For the film's exploration of a suffering mother who undergoes the trauma created by her own sons and rediscovers her creative talent and rehabilitates herself
1998
46th
Shaheed-E-Mohabbat Manjeet Maan Manoj Punj   For its sensitive depiction of pain and sorrow perpetrated by the partition of India on Boota Singh, excellently portrayed by Gurdas Maan, the films reflects the aftermath of a tragedy delivers a message of love and humanity reaching far beyond the man made borders
2004
52nd
Des Hoyaa Pardes Manjeet Maan Manoj Punj   For its sharp handling of terrorism in Punjab and portrayal of alienation, migration of Punjabi youth to the west of that time
2005
53rd
Baghi Gaj Deol Sukhminder Dhanjal   For graphically delineating the caste divide in modern day Punjab
2006
54th
Waris Shah: Ishq Daa Waaris Sai Productions Manoj Punj   For an evocative portrayal of the rich, musical Sufi tradition
2011
59th
Anhe Ghore Da Daan NFDC Gurvinder Singh   For its haunting portrayal of the lives of people in a village as they battle with the reality of large scale industrial development The director deploys an inventive storytelling form where sound, space and body operate distinctly to frame the experience of a fragile existence Each face portrayed in the film carries the signs of persistent trauma This is an aesthetic tour de force that confidently and successfully reinvents the contours of Indian experimental cinema
2012
60th
Nabar Jasbir Singh and Sonu Kaur Rajeev Sharma   This film lucidly presents the often misplaced craze for the West prevalent among the upwardly mobile Punjabi youth and its consequences
2014
62nd
Punjab 1984 Gunbir Sidhu and Manmord Sidhu Anurag Singh   For its searing portrayal of how ordinary lives and simple dreams are shattered in a time of militancy
2015
63rd
Chauthi Koot NFDC
Kartikeya Singh
Gurvinder Singh   For Effectively capturing the sense of fear psychosis and tension during the times of insurgency in Punjab
Best Feature Film in Sanskrit

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Sanskrit is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India for Sanskrit cinema Till now, it is only awarded at 63rd National Film Awards in 2015 Per Constitution of India, Sanskrit language is among the languages specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution

List of films, showing the year award ceremony, producers, directors and citation
Year Films Producers Directors Citation Refs
2015
63rd
Priyamanasam Baby Mathew Somatheeram Vinod Mankara   For an artistic and culturally vibrant portrayal of the mind of a poet during the time he creates his masterpiece Nalacharitam
Best Feature Film in Urdu

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Urdu is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India Till now, it is only awarded thrice at 41st National Film Awards in 1993, at 44th National Film Awards in 1996, and lately at 60th National Film Awards in 2012 Per Constitution of India, Urdu language is among the languages specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution

List of films, showing the year award ceremony, producers, directors and citation
Year Films Producers Directors Citation Refs
1993
41st
Muhafiz Wahid Chowhan Ismail Merchant   A breath-taking film, uniting the various film arts, crafts and technical skills into an integrated experience, with lasting images of a dying culture, in which a humanistic vision of life is being undermined by encroachment from acquisitive commercialism
1996
44th
Sardari Begum Amit Khanna and Mahesh Bhatt Shyam Benegal   For excellent recreation of an era and showing dedication of an artist to music that defies all orthodox and conservative values
2012
60th
Harud Aamir Bashir and Shankar Raman Aamir Bashir   The ruination brought about by the militant insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir and its deleterious repercussion on the social fabric of the state is well documented in this movie

Best Feature Film in non-VIIIth Schedule Languages

Best Feature Film in Bhojpuri

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Bhojpuri is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India Till now, it is only awarded at 53rd National Film Awards in 2005 Per Constitution of India, Bhojpuri language is among the languages other than those specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution

List of films, showing the year award ceremony, producers, directors and citation
Year Films Producers Directors Citation Refs
2005
53rd
Kab Hoi Gawna Hamar Deepa Narayan & Udit Narayan Anand D Ghatraj   For a family drama that harks back to traditional values and modern day sensibilities
Best Feature Film in Haryanvi

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Haryanvi is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India Till now, it is only awarded at 62nd 2014 and 63rd National Film Awards 2015 Per Constitution of India, Haryanvi language is among the languages other than those specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution

List of films, showing the year award ceremony, producers, directors and citation
Year Films Producers Directors Citation Refs
2014
62nd
Pagdi The Honour V R Entertainers Rajeev Bhatia   For capturing honestly the abrasive fabric of a patriarchal society that places an inordinate premium on honour, and also offering the possibility of liberation through an acknowledgement of others pain
2015
63rd
Satrangi Punam Deswal Sharma Sundeep Sharma   The film earnestly tries to address the social issue of neglect of the girl child in the state of Haryana and the eventual empowering of the girl
Best Feature Film in Khasi

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Khasi is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India Till now, it is only awarded thrice, at 32nd National Film Awards in 1984, at 61st National Film Awards in 2013, and lately at 63rd National Film Awards in 2015 Per Constitution of India, Khasi language is among the languages other than those specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution

List of films, showing the year award ceremony, producers and directors
Year Films Producers Directors Citation Refs
1984
32nd
Manik Raitong Rishan Rapsang Ardhendu Bhattacharya  –
2013
61st
Ri: Homeland of Uncertainty Kurbah Films Pradip Kurbah   A complex tale of insurgency and reconciliation set in the turbulent North-East state of Meghalaya
2015
63rd
Onaatah Pomu Das
Marjina Kurbah
Pradip Kurbah   A sensitive portrayal of a rape victim in the course of her revival, in the healing background of the tribal setting
Best Feature Film in Kodava

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kodava is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India Till now, it is only awarded at 41st National Film Awards in 1993 Per Constitution of India, Kodava language is among the languages other than those specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution

List of films, showing the year award ceremony, producers, directors and citation
Year Films Producers Directors Citation Refs
1993
41st
Mandhara Phu B N Ravi S R Rajan   For depicting how unusual parental love affects children's life adversely too
Best Feature Film in Kokborok

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kokborok is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India Till now, it is only awarded at 56th National Film Awards in 2008 Per Constitution of India, Kokborok language is among the languages other than those specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution

List of films, showing the year award ceremony, producers, directors and citation
Year Films Producers Directors Citations Refs
2008
56th
Yarwng Joseph Kizhakechennadu Joseph Pulinthanath   For a meaningful story of displaced people looking to rebuild their lives
Best Feature Film in Mishing

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Mishing is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India Till now, it is only awarded at 60th National Film Awards in 2012 Per Constitution of India, Mishing language is among the languages other than those specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution

List of films, showing the year award ceremony, producers, directors and citation
Year Films Producers Directors Citation Refs
2012
60th
Ko:Yad Manju Borah Manju Borah   A stark and realistic film with a strong subtext about a driftwood collector makes compelling viewing
Best Feature Film in Mizo

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Mizo is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India for Sanskrit cinema Till now, it is only awarded at 63rd National Film Awards in 2015 Per Constitution of India, Mizo language is among the languages other than those specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution

List of films, showing the year award ceremony, producers, directors and citation
Year Films Producers Directors Citation Refs
2015
63rd
Kima’s Lode Beyond the Class Children's Film Society Zualaa Chhangte   For an adventurous coming-of-age story of a boy, set in the pristine environments of Mizoram
Best Feature Film in Monpa

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Monpa is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India Till now, it is only awarded at 53rd National Film Awards in 2005 Per Constitution of India, Monpa language is among the languages other than those specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution

List of films, showing the year award ceremony, producers, directors and citation
Year Films Producers Directors Citation Refs
2005
53rd
Sonam Garima Films Ahsan Muzid   For picturesque effective portrayal of the contemporary tribal life
Best Feature Film in Rabha

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Rabha is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India Till now, it is only awarded at 62nd National Film Awards in 2014 Per Constitution of India, Rabha language is among the languages other than those specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution

List of films, showing the year award ceremony, producers, directors and citation
Year Films Producers Directors Citation Refs
2014
62nd
Orong Suraj Kr Duwarah, Aucto Creation Suraj Kr Duwarah   For its sensitive portrayal of a young man as he drifts through a life that offers little promise or excitement
Best Feature Film in Sherdukpen

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Sherdukpen is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India Till now, it is only awarded at 61st National Film Awards in 2013 Per Constitution of India, Sherdukpen language is among the languages other than those specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution

List of films, showing the year award ceremony, producers, directors and citation
Year Films Producers Directors Citation Refs
2013
61st
Crossing Bridges TNT Films Production Sange Dorjee Thongdok   A well-crafted film that tells the tale of a young man who comes back from Mumbai to his remote village in Arunachal Pradesh to find his roots
Best Feature Film in Tulu

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tulu is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India Till now, it is only awarded thrice at 41st National Film Awards in 1993, 54th National Film Awards in 2006 and lately in 56th National Film Awards in 2008 Per Constitution of India, Tulu language is among the languages other than those specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution

List of films, showing the year award ceremony, producers, directors and citation
Year Films Producers Directors Citation Refs
1993
41st
Bangara Patler Richard Castellano Richard Castellano   For depicting how money-power can take away everything from a simple and innocent community of villagers, using muscle power and political force
2006
54th
Kotti Channaya R Dhanaraj Anand P Raj   For promoting caste reform and integration
2008
56th
Gaggara M Durganand Shivadhwaj Shetty   For its attempt to preserve traditional folk forms
2016
64th
Madipu Aastha Production Chetan Mundadi   For highlighting the hollowness of orthodoxical traditions
Best Feature Film in Wancho

The National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Wancho is one of the National Film Awards given by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of Film Festivals, India for Sanskrit cinema Till now, it is only awarded at 63rd National Film Awards in 2015 Per Constitution of India, Wancho language is among the languages other than those specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution

List of films, showing the year award ceremony, producers, directors and citation
Year Films Producers Directors Citation Refs
2015
63rd
The Head Hunter Splash Films Private Limited Nilanjan Datta   For A cinematic contemplation on the lives of the Wancho tribe, regarding the balance required in modernising tribal environment, while intruding and displacing their lifestyles

Best Writing on Cinema

Special Jury Award / Special Mention Book on Cinema

The National Film Award – Special Jury Award / Special Mention Book on Cinema is one of the National Film Awards given by Directorate of Film Festivals, India It is instituted in 2000 and awarded at 48th National Film Awards and lastly awarded in 2013 at 60th National Film Awards

The award aim at encouraging study and appreciation of cinema as an art form and dissemination of information and critical appreciation of this art-form through publication of books, articles, reviews etc All the award winners are awarded with Certificate of Merit

List of recipients, showing the year award ceremony, languages and citation
Year Recipients Languages Citation Refs
2000
48th
Ratnottama Sengupta English   For consistency and variety in her knowledgeable reporting on cinema
2001
49th
C S Venkiteswaran Malayalam   For his serious approach in understanding the celluloid idiom and its social implications
2002
50th
Ashok Rane Marathi   For his objective evaluation of trends in cinema in India as well as abroad
2003
51st
Vasiraju Prakasam Telugu   For introducing film personalities of parallel cinema in the parched atmosphere of Telugu filmdom
2006
54th
Utpal Dutta Assamese   For his sensitive interpretation of films and trends in cinema
2012
60th
Piyush Roy  –   For his in-depth knowledge of cinema and easy, informative style

References

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External links

Official websites
  • Official Page for Directorate of Film Festivals, India
  • National Film Awards Archives

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